The Executive Coordinator reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Wentworth Institute of Technology and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA) including calendar management, travel logistics and billing/reimbursement. This position is responsible for coordinating administrative and support services and proactively tracking on and creating agendas and associated materials for internal meetings including but not limited to VPIA/Presidential meetings, Advancement Committee and Board of Trustee meetings, IA Staff Meetings, and retreats. The EC is also responsible for reconciling the IA divisions annual budget, proposing adjustments/changes as needed, proposing specific purchases, and processing reimbursement requests from IA staff. The EC also serves as the project lead for any number of ad hoc projects assigned by the VPIA and will support the work of the VPIA by developing presentations, drafting correspondence and, as needed, joining high level meetings to aid in tracking on next steps. In representing Wentworth and the office of the VPIA, this position requires superior communication skills and the highest level of organization, diplomacy, judgment, and discretion.In order to achieve its greatest potential and fulfill its responsibilities as an institution of higher education, Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to reflecting the diversity of the City of Boston, the region, and the larger society. Inclusive excellence is the bedrock of Wentworth?s campus culture, a culture in which every member of the university community is included, engaged, and valued. To grow and reach its full potential as a 21st century university, Wentworth must achieve inclusive excellence in every aspect and at every level of university life. Within the larger context of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Wentworth is pursuing many ongoing initiatives including examining gender equity; improving retention and graduation rates of Black and Hispanic students; increasing enrollment of women students and the hiring of women faculty and staff; providing supportive environments for veterans, students with disabilities, and international students; joining the Leading for Change Higher Education Consortium (2013); opening the Center for Diversity and Social Justice Programs (2015); and creating the Womens Caucus (2017). Wentworth will achieve inclusive excellence by intentionally embedding inclusion in every policy, practice, and individual behavior. This will help ensure that every member of the Wentworth community can reach their full potential. Specifically, Wentworth will build organizational structures that support inclusive excellence; integrate inclusive practices; and improve access and demographic representation.Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), a recognized leader in STEM and design and management education, was founded in 1904 as post-civil war industrial expansion, urbanization, and immigration created the need for new economic and employment opportunities. WIT is known for its co-operative education opportunities for students and its focus on career and resume building through hands-on learning in the field. The nationally ranked institute offers bachelors and masters degrees aligned with the needs and demands of the 21st century workforce. WIT enrolls approximately 4,516 students, of which 4,341 are undergraduates, in five newly established schools: Architecture and Design; Computing and Data Science; Engineering; Management; and Sciences and Humanities. The institute is one of five colleges forming the Colleges of the Fenway. This collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Emmanuel College, and Simmons College expands academic opportunities and choices through cross registration, and enhances the student and faculty environments of the individual institutions while retaining the unique and special qualities of each of the five colleges. While hands-on, action-oriented learning is a relatively recent addition to many college curricula, it has been the powerful, pervasive, and professionally relevant core of Wentworths programs for more than a century. Today WIT offers the educational programs for which there is strong labor market demand; integrates applied learning through curricular and co-curricular engagement; serves as a school of opportunity for first-generation college students, men and women from lower-income and working-class families, veterans of war, urban youth, and women breaking barriers in technical fields; attracts and retains highly dedicated faculty and staff; and creates and sustains strong institutional and community partnerships. All these factors enable Wentworth to produce graduates who consistently bring extraordinary value to their organizations and to the world.Required Qualifications:- Bachelors degree with 2 years or Associates degree with a 5 years of experience in a related field.- Computer literacy required; MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and standard MS suite.- Appetite for a fast-paced and growing organization. A learning mindset and a sense of humor.- Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change.- Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.- Must be creative and proactive, able to streamline work volume in order to maintain bottom line efforts in midst of multi-tasking and daily re-prioritizing.- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.- Must be able to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment.Preferred Qualifications:- Bachelors degree with 3 years of work experience in a related field or Associates degree with a minimum of 6 years of work experience.- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Database management preferred.- Experience in non-profit development and/or academic setting- Demonstrated ability to innovate, think strategically and conceptually, manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations with a diplomacy and composure.- Able to work effectively with internal and external constituencies in a University environment.
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The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/